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Lois Lowry

“As a child, I was always writing lists and keeping journals—much like Anastasia does. Today, I still do these things. I guess I’ll always be like Anastasia; I’m still a kid at heart.”—Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry has twice won the prestigious Newbery Medal for Number the Stars and The Giver. In Gathering Blue, the compelling companion to The Giver, Lowry transports young readers to another futuristic society.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Whether she’s writing comedy, adventure, or poignant, powerful drama—from Attaboy, Sam! and Anastasia Krupnik to Number the Stars and The Giver—Lois Lowry’s appeal is as broad as her subject matter and as deep as... Read More

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All About Sam
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | September 1989
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40221-3 (0-440-40221-2)

Everyone knows Sam Krupnik. He's Anastasia's pesty but lovable younger brother.



This is Sam's big chance to tell things exactly the way he sees them.  He has his own ideas about haircuts, nursery school, getting shots, and not eating broccoli.  Sam thinks a lot about being bigger and stronger, about secret codes and show-and-tell.



Make... Read more






Anastasia Absolutely
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | March 1997
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41222-9 (0-440-41222-6)

The trouble begins when Anastasia goes to the mailbox with two packages and her new dog, Sleuth. It's there that she accidentally puts the bag of dog droppings into the mailbox instead of her mother's package. When she realizes her mistake, Anastasia uses her school Values Class experience to help her... Read more






Anastasia Again
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | October 1982
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40009-7 (0-440-40009-0)

Twelve-year-old Anastasia Krupnik is convinced that her family's move to the suburbs will be the beginning of the end. How can she possibly accept split-level houses with matching furniture, or mothers whose biggest worry is ring around collar? But her new home brings many surprises, notto mention a cute boy who... Read more






Anastasia at your Service
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | December 1983
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40290-9 (0-440-40290-5)

A long, boring summer--that's what Anastasia has to look forward to when her best friend goes off to camp. She's thrilled when old Mrs. Bellingham answers her ad for a job as a Lady's Companion. Anastasia is sure her troubles are over--she'll be busy and earn money!



But she doesn't expect to... Read more






Anastasia Has the Answers
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | June 1987
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40087-5 (0-440-40087-2)

Humiliated.



That's how Anastasia Krupnik feels whenever she tries to climb the ropes in gym class. How come everyone else can climb up those hateful ropes?



Since Anastasia has decided to become a journalist, it should be easy to answer most questions. Then why can't she understand about Daphne Bellingham's parents' divorce? And... Read more






Anastasia Krupnik
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | November 1984
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40852-9 (0-440-40852-0)

To Anastasia Krupnik, being ten is very confusing. For one thing, she has this awful teacher who can't understand why Anastasia doesn't capitalize or punctuate her poems. Then, there's Washburn Cummings, a very interesting sixth-grade boy who doesn't even know she is alive. Even her parents have become difficult. They insist... Read more






Anastasia on Her Own
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | June 1986
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40291-6 (0-440-40291-3)

Help! Anastasia Krupnik's mother must organize her chaotic life. So Anastasia, who is a very organized person, and her father invent the solution to Mrs. Krupnik's problem: the Krupnik Family Nonsexist Housekeeping Schedule.



But when Mrs. Krupnik goes to California on a ten-day business trip, Anastasia finds that the problem isn't solved... Read more






Attaboy, Sam!
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | June 1993
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40816-1 (0-440-40816-4)

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Autumn Street
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | April 1986
$5.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-40344-9 (0-440-40344-8)

Elizabeth is forced to grow up when her father goes to fight in World War II. Her family moves in with her grandfather, and a special friend is struck by tragedy.

An ALA Notable Children's Book. Read more






Gooney Bird and the Room Mother
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | July 2006
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-42133-7 (0-440-42133-0)

Gooney Bird Greene likes to be right smack in the middle of everything. That's why she wants to have the lead role of Squanto in her class Thanksgiving pageant. But that role will go to whoever finds someone to be the room mother. All the parents are so busy, no one... Read more






Gooney Bird Greene
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | March 2004
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41960-0 (0-440-41960-3)

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining “absolutely true” stories.

There’s never been anyone like Gooney Bird Greene at Watertower Elementary School. What other new kid comes to school wearing pajamas and cowboy boots one... Read more






Gooney the Fabulous
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | March 2009
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-42253-2 (0-440-42253-1)

Gooney Bird Greene has a fabulous idea after her teacher reads fables to the class. The children learn that fables are stories with animal characters that teach something important. Gooney’s fabulous idea is that each student create their own fable and tell it to the class! Everyone but Nicholas is excited... Read more






Gossamer
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73416-5 (0-385-73416-6)

Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she and her teacher, Thin Elderly, visit an old woman’s home where she softly touches beloved objects, gathering happy memories, and drops of old scents and sounds. Littlest One pieces these bits together and... Read more






Looking Back
Written by Lois Lowry
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | March 2000
$14.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-385-32699-5 (0-385-32699-8)

People are constantly asking two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry where she gets her ideas. In this fascinating memoir, Lowry answers this question, through recollections of childhood friends and pictures and memories that explore her rich family history. She recounts the pivotal moments that inspired her writing, describing how they magically turned... Read more






Messenger
Written by Lois Lowry
Bantam Books for Young Readers | Paperback | January 2009
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73716-6 (0-385-73716-5)

Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture.
 
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped...

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Messenger
Written by Lois Lowry
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | January 2006
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23912-3 (0-440-23912-5)

Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture.
 
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped...

Read more






Messenger
Written by Lois Lowry
Ember | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$8.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73253-6 (0-385-73253-8)

Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture.
 
Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance of Seer, a blind man known for his special sight. Village once welcomed newcomers, but something sinister has seeped...

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Shining On
Foreword by Lois Lowry
Delacorte Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$8.99/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73472-1 (0-385-73472-7)

In this thoughtful and engaging collection, 11 acclaimed authors explore the highs and lows of growing up and shining on in the face of obstacles. A parent's departure, a sister's illness, a cheerleader's breakup, a family's secrets . . . these stories sensitively capture the challenges—and triumphs—of finding the way to... Read more






The Silent Boy
Written by Lois Lowry
Ember | Trade Paperback | February 2012
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-97608-6 (0-307-97608-4)

Precocious Katy Thatcher comes to realize what a gentle, silent boy did for his family. He meant to help, not harm. It didn’t turn out that way.

“The author balances humor and generosity with the obstacles and injustice of Katy’s world to depict a complete picture of the turn of the 20th... Read more






Stay Keeper's Story
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | March 1999
$5.50/7.50(Canada) | 978-0-440-41524-4 (0-440-41524-1)

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A Summer to Die
Written by Lois Lowry
Ember | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73420-2 (0-385-73420-4)

Meg isn't thrilled when she gets stuck sharing a bedroom with her older sister Molly. The two of them couldn't be more different, and it's hard for Meg to hide her resentment of Molly's beauty and easy popularity. But now that the family has moved to a small house in the... Read more






The Willoughbys
Written by Lois Lowry
Yearling | Trade Paperback | March 2010
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-73776-0 (0-385-73776-9)

The Willoughby's—Timothy; his twin brothers, Barnaby A and Barnaby B; and their little sister, Jane—are old-fashioned children who adore old-fashioned adventures. Unfortunately, the Willoughby parents are not very fond of their children, and the truth is that the siblings are not too keen on their parents either. Little do the Willoughby... Read more






Zooman Sam
Written by Lois Lowry, Illustrated by Diane De Groat
Yearling | Trade Paperback | March 2001
$5.99/6.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41676-0 (0-440-41676-0)

Everyone's favorite little brother is back, dressed as a zookeeper at his nursery school's Future Job Day.

Sam Krupnik is all set for Future Job Day at school. He already knows that he wants to be a zookeeper when he grows up. Sam's mother and his sister, Anastasia, help him make a... Read more





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